Capitol Rally Calls Out Rep. Omar For BDS Views

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An estimated 100 people showed up Thursday afternoon for a Minnesota Jewish Coalition-organized rally on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul, but a vocal few were very disappointed with the direction the event took. Marni Hockenberg, a Republican activist who live-streamed to her Facebook account that she was outraged that Somali activist […]

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Jewish Job: Israel Program Specialist At Minneapolis Jewish Federation

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Job Title: Israel Program Specialist Organization Name: Minneapolis Jewish Federation Job Type: Part-time; 30 hours/week Salary Range: $29,500-$36,000 Deadline: Open until filled Job Summary/Description: The Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation aims to bring the State of Israel, its culture and activities, to the Minneapolis Jewish community. Within this department, the Israel Program Specialist […]

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Robert Aronson Takes Charge Of HIAS Board

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Thirty-one years ago, Robert Aronson was a young immigration lawyer who joined the board of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Now, after three decades of cycling on and off the board, Aronson has become the president of the board of HIAS at a pivotal time in the agency’s 138-year history. “I still get jazzed by […]

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Looking for a HUGE Leap Forward

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I am writing this asking for help. Any artist, from the most seasoned pro to the amateur hobbyist, will tell you the same thing: Finding space for art is hard enough work as it is. Whether that’s finding space to physically do your art, emotionally create your art, or financially support your art, it can’t […]

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JCRC Deplores the Rising Tide of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia Poisoning Our Politics

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Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement deploring the rising tide of antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia poisoning our politics: “Founded in 1939 as a response to virulent antisemitism in the upper Midwest, the JCRC has been at the forefront of securing our […]

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Berman Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Maccabi Games

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For someone who hadn’t swum competitively in an Olympic sized swimming pool for two years, Elliot Berman didn’t miss a beat in Mexico City. Berman, a junior at Hopkins High School, won five gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze in the junior division of the Pan American Maccabi Games, which ran from July 5-15. […]

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Christianity In Israel

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I never ascribed any real faith to Christianity until I took these two photos, strolling through a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem last October.             The Church of the Holy Sepulcher loomed around us – the tourists, believers, and I – and Jerusalem gave Christianity the kind of […]

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Rabbi Hayim Herring Tackles Generational Divide In New Book

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Rabbi Hayim Herring’s first three books were all connected to Judaism. While his latest book, Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millenial Divide, isn’t that per se, he doesn’t see it as a huge departure. “I don’t really see it as a switch so much as growth, as an expansion; I just decided […]

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